Monday, February 23, 2015

The Forgetting Place
by John Burley

Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 352
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  A female psychiatrist at a state mental hospital finds herself at the center of a shadowy conspiracy in this dark and twisting tale of psychological suspense from the author of The Absence of Mercy Menaker State Hospital is a curse, a refuge, a prison, a necessity, a nightmare, a salvation.

When Dr. Lise Shields arrived at the correctional psychiatric facility five years ago, she was warned that many of its patients-committed by Maryland’s judicial system for perpetrating heinous crimes-would never leave.

But what happens when a place like Menaker is corrupted, when it becomes a tool to silence the innocent, conceal an injustice, contain a secret? Why is it that the newest patient does not seem to belong there, that the hospital administrator has fallen silent, and that Lise is being watched by two men with seemingly lethal intent? The answers are closer than she realizes and could cost her everything she holds dear. 


Kritters Thoughts:  Have you ever had a book completely screw with your mind and when it is over you want to read it all over again?  If yes and you enjoyed it - pick this one up now!

My second John Burley book and I am officially a fan and will read anything he writes even without knowing the premise.  

Dr. Lise Shields is a psychiatrist at a mental hospital in Maryland and a new patient arrives without any paperwork and she must find out why this patient is at her hospital.  Interwoven through the big narrative are glimpses into Jason's past and Dr. Shields' past also and they are both within chapters of the story and have chapters of their own.  

This book took such a turn towards the end that I maybe could have predicted, but still felt out of left field and I loved it.  I absolutely wanted to reread it to see the clues again with the end in mind.

I want to divulge more, but this is one where a written review just won't suffice, if you were in person I would talk your ear off on this one!  


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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